Comparison Chart

SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON

(Updated on May 2014)
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FABRIC

Use Generic CPRDURA® for Superior Abrasion Resistance

YES. VANQUEST® is also a featured brand on CORDURA's official site!

Low-cost generic 1,000-D nylon fabric.

 


Use MADE -IN-USA MultiCame® CORDURA®

 

Not including freight and custom duty, genuine US-made MultiCam® costs 2X-3X more than Chinese-made genetic 1,000-D nylon.

 


TEFLON® Water-Resistant Fabric Protector

 

 

 


Polyurethane (PU) Water-Resistant Back Coating

YES. Flexible, durable, and quiet multi-layer PU coating.

YES. Although triple PU coating is extremely stiff & noisy, some users associate the fabric's heavy weight, stiffness, and crunchy noise wuth "durability".

 


High-Viz 210-D Ripston Nylon Interior

 

Generic nylon fabric without high-viz feature and ripstop durability.

See FIG.A


Fabric with RFID-Blocking Security Feature

One of the first in the tactical industry to use RFID-blocking technology.

 

 


HARDWARE

ITW®, DURAFLEX® & YKKK® Hardware

 

 

 


Plastic Hardware Material (e.g. side-release buckles)

Acetal resin (DELRIN)® by DuPont). Acetal offers great tensile strength and it is less susceptible to elements such water, moisture, and temperature.

Nylon. Costs less and slightly more impact-resistant in normal temperature. However, nylon hardware absorts / retains water, and its strength is easily compromised by temperature and moisture.

See FIG.B


BUILD QUALITY & WORKMANSHIP

Seams Taped & Finished

 

 

 


Box-&-X Stitching on Stress Points

 

 

 


High Tensile Strength Thread

Bonded nylon thread

Composite thread

See FIG.C


Bartacking on MOLLE/PALS webbing

YES. Bartack stitching is stronger.

NO. Only use weaker linear stitching.

See FIG.C


Zipper & Zipper Pulls

Reversed zipper track for better protection. User-friendly circular paracord loops & ITW® ZipLine pulls for easy one-finger operation.

UExposed / less protected zipper track. Zipperpull with flat common paracords knots. Less suitable for one-finger opening.

See FIG.D


WARRANTY

Limited Lifetime Warranty

 

 

 


100-Day Hassle-Free Return

 

As short as 20 calendar days (NOT business days)

 


HISTORY, OPERATIONS & OTHERS

Brand History

 

Since 2011

 

10+ years in the industry on average

 


Product Development

 

100% designed in the US by experienced industry designers / users who are serious about outdoor / shooting sports and building better gear.

 

Products often developed by foreign factories, some are even the same Chines products re-branded and marketed by US-based slaes teams.

 


Product Line

 

Selected few. Quality, not quantity

 

100's to 1,000's

 


Color Options

 

Fewer options, yet function-based

 

Dozens of fashion-centric colors

 


Resale Outlets

 

Selected few

 

Plenty

 


Mail Order Catalogs

 

 

 



Advertisement & Marketing*

 

Few. Generally through word-of-mouth.

 

Love full-page ads, and gigantic maze-like tradeshow booths.

 


*The Vanquest® Team's focus is on products, not fancy marketing. Our goal is to offer well-designed gear with the highest value for quality to serious users like YOU!

 

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